In Addition to Purim: The Other Jewish Holiday in the Month of Adar24 February 2023
Rabbi Sholom Brodt of Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo joins VOI's Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel (temporarily overseas) to help contextualize the story of Purim -- talking about the nature of joy, and why the participation of the Jews in the Persian kings' feast was such an egregious sin.
Then, Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth, talks about his initiative to revive the ancient Jewish holiday of the Ninth of Adar, at a time when he says our nation is in particular need of it. Even Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has stressed how critical it is for the message of this holiday to be internalized right now. Hear all about the Ninth of Adar and its message.